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. >> you need a plumber? maybe a mechanic? you don't know who to trust. so you go to angie's list. yelp or another customer review site. >> can you trust the first thing that pops up on your screen as being the best? tonight's news4 i-team trisha thompson shows why you some businesses say it is all about the money. >> reporter: customer review sites offering honest to goodness opinions written by real customers. including the good, the bad, and the ugly. but how big a part does money play? >> i'm a firm believer that, you know, you have to earn where you are. >> reporter: ram si the manager of a plumbing company in sterling, virginia. >> everything i have checked is positive reviews. >> reporter: he didn't understand whether angie's list places his company 158th on the site. a eight pages in below companies with lower grades. in he got a call from angie's list. asking him to advertise on its site. >> it was in excess of $50,000 to be ranked above -- companies that have lower rankings than we did. >> no company can pay to be on angie's list. >> reporter: the company's founder says it is
? >> finding yourself needing that extra push? angie goff shows us some of the best apps to keep you on track. >> reporter: the resolution to get fit so easily falls behind. >> there is a saying in spanish, the sheet is stuck to me. will's some morpgs the sticks are sticking to me. >> reporter: working mom admits time is limited and motivation doesn't always come easy. which is why she taps into her personal trainer on her smartphone. >> i use the app and it is great because you can actually keep it on your body while you are working on. so it actually logs your workout. i use it when i run and use it when i work out here in my home. ♪ everything is going to be all right ♪ >> reporter: the app is like a gps tracker for weight loss. it is a game. pitting her up against her friends we can nudge each other to say i haven't seen you working out in a while. when i see my friends jumping me in points, no, i have to get a workout in today. when i see where i land innocent points, maybe i can get in another walk at lunch time. >> reporter: counting on friends. all kinds of incentives to break a s
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